Loads of power for a V6. VERY smooth when vehicle changes gears, almost un-noticable. No hesitation when engine accelerates. No clunking of gears when changing from park to drive, or from reverse to drive. Engine runs very quietly.
Love the exterior styling. Everyone has their own preferences. The 18' wheels also help to give it a more rugged look. It doesn't look like mom's mini-van.
Interior is okay. Lots of leg room. Both front seats are heated and powered, which enables a more comfortable ride for that long haul. The middle row captain seats with arm rests are also very comfortable with loads of leg room. The third row, which seats three is nice for when the kids have some friends with us. We normally keep the third row folded down for extra cargo space. Cargo space is still quite large even with the third row seats up. Too many conveniences to list.
Handling is one of the top reasons I bought this Traverse. It literally hugs the road especially with the all-wheel drive. It has a very wide stance. The Traverse is actually 8 inches wider and 4 inches longer than our old mini-van. From day one the mini-van always seemed to rock from side to side while going through the corners. It is a heavy vehicle, but it feels like I'm driving a car.